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AIPAC going after FL Rep. Wasserman Schultz

The Cable is reporting that a recent letter attacking Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultzis causing an internal brouhaha at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee,The Cablehas learned. The powerful lobbying outfit, known for its disciplined non-partisan advocacy for Israel, recently issued an action alert about the Florida congresswoman's waffling on Iran sanctions legislation. The letter urged members to contact Wasserman Schultz and cited a disparaging article about her in a conservative website founded by a prominent Republican political operative.

That AIPAC was driving hard for new Iran sanctions legislation surprised no one. But its use of a right-wing blog to target a well-connected Jewish Democrat with a long history ofsupportfor Israel raised eyebrows among some current and former AIPAC officials. It also raised concerns that AIPAC's open revolt against the White House's Iran diplomacy could fray its relations with liberal Democrats on the Hill. MORE...


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